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Virtual1 Moves HQ to AlphaBeta

Virtual1 has today moved into larger offices in Finsbury Square – just a short distance away from Angel Court where they have spent the last 2 years. Having secured the 6th Floor at the newly refurbished AlphaBeta building almost a year ago the award-winning wholesaler is looking forward to growing the business yet further.

Commenting on the move, Tom O’Hagan said, “We have grown our staff numbers considerably over the last 2 years and the new office substantially increases the amount of desk space we have, providing the opportunity for further growth, for our staff to spend more time with Partners as well as placing Virtual1 as a destination employer.”

The company continues to expand and next year will provide over £25million turnover through its Cloud and Connectivity solutions. Owning one of the largest interconnected networks across the UK, with a particular focus on London, the company recently launched its 1Cloud solution providing a pay-as-you-go alternative to traditional hosting.

A significant redevelopment of £40 million over the last 2 years has seen the building relaunched as AlphaBeta providing 210,000 sq ft of modern office space. The building has chill-out zones, roof-top bars, a nine storey atrium, gym facilities and a ramp that allows cyclists to ride into the building.

Situated at the intersection of Silicon Roundabout, Shoreditch and the City. AlphaBeta is at the energetic heart of a unique location that is rapidly becoming internationally recognised as the centre for creative and commercial innovation in London.

Currently employing over 65 people the company has put in place a series of employee engagement strategies to build on the findings of a recent employee engagement survey. The company achieved ‘outstanding’ in the Best Companies ranking earlier in the year and continues to place its employees wellbeing as a priority.

“This move allows us to take advantage of Virtual1s strong talent pool and cost-effective environment to continue to build the company into a leading provider of connectivity solutions’, said CEO, Tom O’Hagan. “The new offices will be more efficient in delivering effective interaction with our national Partner base and our strategic Partners within central London. Partners will be able to attend various training sessions and events and can even hold customer meetings as our offices will provide a more flexible and accessible venue for meetings, training and events.

“The entire team is looking forward to settling into the new office and enjoying the latest facilities and vibrant workspaces”, commented Kate Brunning, Head of Talent and HR . “The new venue is only a mile away, but we have been planning this for almost a year and have been communicating with staff since we made the decision to move and have involved members of the team through every step to ensure the new office provides a rewarding environment.”

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David Dungay

Editor - Comms Business Magazine